CIF-SS Postseason: Jaquez vs. O’Neal

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Posted On: 02/14/18 6:00 PM

LAGUNA NIGUEL – Playoff action in 10 CIF Southern Section divisions tip off Wednesday night at 7 o’clock throughout Southern California.

Here is a look at four games I think are particularly intriguing as in-person viewing experiences:

L.A. Windward at Compton Dominguez (D-I): This is a rematch of a season-opening game (during the Ryse Williams Memorial/Pacific Shores Tournament at Redondo) won by Dominguez, 71-66.

UCLA-bound Jules Bernard scored 28 points for Windward while future Cal State Fullerton Titan Wayne Arnold paced the Dons with 24.

Their hook-up should be one of the best singular battles of the night.

Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Lynwood (D-I): The host’s elite junior center, 6-foot-9, 250-pound Carl Lewis, figures to get one of his bigger challenges in this one by way of the Cardinals’ 6-8, UTEP-bound Teddy Ochieng.

Cantwell-Sacred Heart’s supporting cast may be deeper and stronger than the Knights’.

Camarillo at Santa Monica Crossroads (D-2AA): Speaking of “individual matchups”, how about this one?

Camarillo junior standout Jaime Jaquez (PICTURED) is likely to go head-up a lot of the game against Arizona-bound Shareef O’Neal (the son of you-know-who).

L.A. Brentwood at Redlands East Valley (D-2AA): This game takes place in, arguably, the third deepest and most competitive (after the Open and D-I) of all of the Southern Section playoff divisions.

Brentwood wasn’t seeded (as the third-place finisher in the Gold Coast) but, with a strong junior class (including forward Braelee Albert and guard Sam Clareman) is a sleeper of sorts to win the division.

REV has a strong senior post in Mykale Williams.